|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Thanksgiving-day, I fear,|
If one the solemn truth must touch,
Is celebrated, not so much
To thank the Lord for blessings oer,
As for the sake of getting more!
Will CarletonCaptain Youngs Thanksgiving.
|And taught by thee the Church prolongs|
Her hymns of high thanksgiving still.
KebleThe Christian Year. St. Luke the Evangelist. St. 18.
| Great as the preparations were for the dinner, everything was so contrived that not a soul in the house should be kept from the morning service of Thanksgiving in the church.|
H. B. StoweOldtown Folks. P. 345.
|Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West,|
From North and South, come the pilgrim and guest,
When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board
The old broken links of affection restored,
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.
What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?
|And let these altars, wreathed with flowers|
And piled with fruits, awake again
Thanksgivings for the golden hours,
The early and the latter rain!
WhittierFor an Autumn Festival.